From long, painful erections to paralysis, a list of some weird effects of bug bites and stings

(Natural News) Insect bites and stings tend to be nothing more than minor annoyances. There may be itching or swelling, but that’s usually it. However, there are some cases where an insect bite can lead to complications that toe the line between fascinating and horrifying. Some of these include: Meat allergies: Some people who get...
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This study aims to examine the common triggers of anaphylaxis in Qatar.MethodsA total of 1068 electronic medical records were audited using power chart system: 446 from the medical coding system of anaphylaxis and 622 from the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs) dispensed during January 2012 –December 2017.ResultsOf 1068 patients, 574 (53.5%) had anaphylaxis; male to female ratio was 1.2, and 300 patients (77.9%) were less than  10 years old. The common triggers were food (n = 316, 55.0%), insect stings (n = 161, 28.0%), and drugs (n = 103, 17.9%). Common anaphylaxis food ...
Source: World Allergy Organization Journal - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in adults and children. The company Teva Pharmaceuticals gained approval to market the new generic drug, according to an announcement from the FDA on Thursday. Brendan O’Grady, executive vice president who heads North America Commercial at Teva, noted in an emailed statement Thursday that the approval “marks an important step forward in bringing our patients additional prescription medications that have met the FDA’s rigorous standards.&rdqu...
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The severity of allergic reactions to insect stings ranges from mild, local reactions to systemic, life-threatening anaphylaxis.1, 2 Systemic reactions (SRs) to Hymenoptera stings can occur in 0.5-3.3% of adults in the US and 0.3-7.5% of adults in Europe.3, 4 In pediatric patients, the prevalence of SRs is lower, from 0.15-0.8%.5-8 In addition, in children, the majority of SRs from sting consist of exclusively cutaneous symptoms.9 Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is very effective in decreasing the SR risk after subsequent sting and is generally indicated in subjects with histories of SRs to Hymenoptera stings with extra-cutaneous symptoms.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Title: Bee and Wasp StingCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/28/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news
Anaphylaxis is a systemic and hypersensitive allergic reaction caused by various triggers such as environmental, food, drug, and insects. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence, triggers, and clinical severity of anaphylaxis in 2 emergency departments (EDs) in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study based on a screening of medical records was conducted between January 2015 and August 2017, to identify confirmed cases of anaphylaxis. Patient characteristics were age, sex, previously known allergies, and the triggering allergens. The clinical severity was measured on the basis of the anaphylaxis international as...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Scorching sun, ice-cold beverages, light naps in a poolside beach bed. The time for summer vacation has finally arrived, and you cannot even think of anything else just some margaritas in the pool bar. We collected the best digital technologies for you, so you don’t have to worry about emergency situations or your health on holiday. Have a great vacation! 1) Protect your skin with wearable patches! Although we have to wait a bit until nanoparticles make their way into UV-light absorbing sunscreens and anti-aging products, health apps and wearables already line up to save your skin from looking red potatoes the next d...
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ConclusionThe vital signs and clinical conditions of the patients who were treated by the DH staff when they were in an anaphylactic state at the scene showed improvement when they arrived at the hospital.
Source: Air Medical Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsLooking at this selected population, we suggest that mastocytosis should be considered in patients developing severe reactions at re-sting after VIT discontinuation and, as a speculation, patients with mastocytosis and HVA should be VIT-treated lifelong.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Kristin M. Leiferman, Margot S. PetersAbstractEosinophils are bone marrow-derived cells that infiltrate skin and mucous membrane in a broad spectrum of primary and reactive inflammatory diseases and malignancies. The eosinophil has potent proinflammatory activities, particularly, through the effects of its toxic granule proteins. In addition, eosinophils have prothrombotic and profibrotic activities. Eosinophil participation in the pathogenesis of certain diseases without identifiable intact eosinoph...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe vital signs and clinical conditions of the patients who were treated by the DH staff when they were in an anaphylactic state at the scene showed improvement when they arrived at the hospital.
Source: Air Medical Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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